Carnoustie (United Kingdom) – March 23, 2015 – Carnoustie Country encompasses the 34 golf courses within a 40-minute drive of Carnoustie Championship, the jewel in the crown – and venue of the 2018 Open. Carnoustie Country’s 34 courses provide golfers with a virtually unrivalled selection of places to play – from famous championship links to unique and often testing parkland and heathland courses, many of which were designed by golf’s greatest architects, including Old Tom Morris and James Braid. And all the while surrounded by the most glorious natural scenery, whether exposed to the raw beauty of the Angus coastline or nestled in the foothills of the Cairngorms, with the surrounding glens providing a breathtaking backdrop.
The return of the Open to Carnoustie Championship in 2018 is a major sporting coup for the local area. However, this is only one of the major golfing events in the Carnoustie Country calendar.
From 15-20 June 2015, the Amateur Championship will be held at Carnoustie Championship and Panmure. With almost 300 competitors from 30 countries, this is one of the world’s leading amateur championships and was won last year by young local golfer Bradley Neil. In 2016, The Senior Open will return to Carnoustie Championship, providing an opportunity to watch many of the golfing legends of the last fifty years battle it out across one of golf’s toughest courses.
For those who prefer competing to spectating, the Carnoustie Country Classic from 10 – 14 May, 2015 is a popular 4 night/5 round stableford competition. This annual tournament is played on four of Carnoustie Country’s finest links courses – Monifieth, Montrose, Panmure and Carnoustie Championship. The Carnoustie Country Classic attracts up to 160 players every year, with many of them taking advantage of the stay-and-play packages which are available in a range of hotels, including Carnoustie Golf Hotel and Woodlands Hotel in Broughty Ferry.
As part of the annual Carnoustie Country Festival of Golf, the 10th anniversary World Hickory Open will be held at Carnoustie from 19-23 October, 2015. The World Hickory Open, one of the world’s leading hickory tournaments, is open to all golfers, with or without experience of hickory golf. This tournament attracts over 100 of the world’s best professional and amateur hickory golfers, with the 2014 World Hickory Open being won by former Open and US Masters Champion, Sandy Lyle.
Carnoustie Country is OPEN for business, with tee times available to book on ALL of Carnoustie Country’s 34 courses. Several courses offer special packages, providing a high standard of facilities both on the courses and in the club houses.
And after an appetite-stirring round of golf, Carnoustie Country has a wide range of highly-rated eating places , with many specialising in the excellent local produce, including seafood, soft fruit, game, beef, lamb and pork and, of course, the local delicacies of Arbroath Smokies and Forfar Bridies.
A very good choice of accommodation is available locally, including golf resorts (Murrayshall, Forbes of Kingennie and Carnoustie Golf Hotel), smaller, affordable hotels within walking distance of golf courses (Woodlands Hotel, Park Hotel and Links Hotel in Montrose), historic castles offering luxury accommodation (Kinnettles) and the latest addition to the Carnoustie Country portfolio, 5-Star exclusive-use mansion, House of Turin.
There are also a large number of very good smaller hotels, B&Bs, guest houses, restaurants with rooms and self-catering accommodation providers, as well as camping and caravanning facilities.
Jane Taylor – Marketing Officer (Golf)